My father helped me saw the handles off. Students were to make a sketch of their idea first, after looking at pictures of masks. . We formed the facial parts with styrofoam shapes that we cut from large foam scraps I had. Then wrapped the broom with plaster strips. I beleive we used acrylic and maybe latex paint to decorate.
We took the brooms outside and sprayed the straw with spray paint.
Will I ever do this lesson again? I hope so. It was a lot of fun.